26 October, 2020

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Racial And Religious Hatred That Leads To Tragic Consequences

By Shanie –

They had nothing to say to each other, thirty

children in a camp.

 

Plucked like hard green mangoes, sharp with the tang

Bishop Duleep de Chickera, the former Anglican Bnshop

of distrust; and deposited,

sweating nervous mango-milk,

into a single gunny bag-

 

not knowing what to expect-

 

But fear, of course- that was always expected,

They had been taught to expect it from their mother’s lap.

So they held their faces carefully blank, as taught;

expressionless- behind still masks

sullen suspicion lurking. Always on their guard,

what was coming next?

 

Thirty silent vessels, full to overbrimming

with their generations’ hate,

Poured in like boiling oil; by fathers, grandfathers

uncles brothers old women frightened mothers,

black, bubbling, angry.

 

annointed into heated scalps by nervous mothers,

anxious in their aching love-

the stench of cold sweat,

and a mother’s fearful whisper,

“Never trust their kind.”-

till it seeps into pulsing, frightened brains…

 

So they had nothing to say to each other.

 

and on the first day they slept

huddled together at night, on two separate sides

of the room.

 

The second day passed in silence.

Eyes meeting eyes, then quickly averted,

A hand once brushing accidentally another,

then snatched back as if scorched-

as if surprised to find it made of warm flesh, too.

Narrowed eyes trying to evaluate

this strange new finding-

they were made of skin and flesh too,

the “other kind”?

 

 On the third day, someone- was it you, my lovely Saya?

You with your chirping voice, bright with little bells- started

singing a song in your tongue.

 

and, slowly, they joined in, the ones who knew;

and the others, mumbling to the tune, fumbled with the strange,

unfamiliar words.

 

and like the sun breaking through the monsoon skies-

the first smile, shooting up from under parched soil,

to struggle above the dry-cracked earth, a green shoot-

 

And suddenly, the black oil shifted

thickly, like seas parting, in the depths of dark eyes.

The lurid film melting like a storm cloud

clearing, and the first tear fell to a waiting earth-

 

Dissolved, and in parched throats where, stuck fast like sticky boiled sweets

in solid thickness, congealed black muck finally gave way-

and freed tongues came up

gasping for air-

 

and hands, so much alike

brown-skinned, light-palmed; hands

passed down from generations that had watered

this land with their blood and sweat. Hands clasp, unslipping,

and the smile through tears, “My brother,”- and, in the same breath,

“Forgive me.”

 

 

And the first arm- was it yours, Falaah? My quiet boy with the gentle smile-

stretched out in offering, a mouthful of rice to his neighbor-

was he Sinhalese? a Muslim? Who knew? Who saw?- in the flurry that followed,

Thirty hands feeding each other, thirty arms embracing,

thirty faces blurred with laughter and tears, clamouring

to feed another a mouthful- “This time from me, this time from me!”

and salt, mixing in the white rice,

 

fell on wounds-

the blackened blisters, livid burns,

slow, angry boils- that the black oil had left,

and, slow but sure, they felt the healing begin

 

for salt

salt

is good-  

Pawan Kalugala – part of a longer poem – in the Newletter of Sri Lanka Unites

Last week, the world was outraged by the brutal killing by religious extremists of an off-duty British soldier outside his barracks in south-east London. Of course, sectarian killngs are now taking place with sickening regularity throughout the world but when they happen, we need to continue condemning them in the strongest possible terms. It was good to find Dr Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, Co-Chair of the Christian-Muslim Forum at a joint Press Conference, and together with leaders of all faiths groups condemn this ghastly murder. In this case, the murder does not appear to have been the work of an organization but of some mavericks who took it upon themselves to be ‘defenders of the faith’ (sic). That said, it is well known that even governments are guilty of gross violations of human rights. In the US, the incarceration of civilians in Guantanamo Bay is a scandal and a violation of one of President Obama’s election pledges. In Sri Lanka, the violation of basic human rights and the rule of law is part of ongoing history.

This columnist and the concerned citizens of Sri Lanka must be grateful to Suriya Wickremasinghe and the Civil Righs Movement of Sri Lanka, the indefatigable champions of civil liberties and the rule of law in our country for over forty years for drawing our attention to the words of Paul Sieghart from his Preface to The Lawful Rights of Mankind: An introduction to the International Legal Code of Human Rights (OUP1985):

“Down to the end of the second world war, it was a matter of universally accepted doctrine in international affairs that how a state treated its own citizens was a matter entirely for its own sovereign determination, and not the legitimate concern of anyone outside its own frontiers. Had a well-meaning delegation from abroad called on Chancellor Adolf Hitler in 1936 to complain about the notorious Nürnberg laws, and the manner in which they were being applied to persecute German Jews, the Führer would probably have dismissed such an initiative with the classic phrase of ‘an illegitimate interference in the internal affairs of the sovereign German State’, pointing out that these laws had been enacted in full accordance with the provisions of the German Constitution, by an assembly constitutionally and legally competent to enact them, and that neither they nor their application were the concern of any meddling foreigners. And, in international law as it then stood, he would have been perfectly right – and so would Party Secretary-General Josef Stalin have been if a similar delegation had called on him at around the same time to complain about the wholesale liquidation of the kulaks in the Soviet Union.

Were such delegations to call today on some of the world’s living tyrants to complain about the injustice of some of their laws, those protests too would doubtless be dismissed with the same phrase. But, in international law as it stands today, those tyrants would be wrong.  For since Hitler’s and Stalin’s time there has been a change in international law so profound that it can properly be called a revolution. Today, for the first time in history, how a sovereign state treats its own citizens is no longer a matter for its own exclusive determination, but a matter of legitimate concern for all other states, and for their inhabitants.

The formal product of that revolution is a detailed code of international law laying down rights of individuals against the states which exercise power over them, and so making these individuals the subjects of legal rights under that law, and no longer the mere objects of its compassion.”

No two standards on hatred 

We cannot have two standards for judging racial or religious hatred. There is absolutely no justification for hate crimes, in whatever context it is committed. In Britain, there is a group called the English Defence League, a far right racist organisation, the equivalent of the racial and/or religious extremist organisations here that have been aggressively asserting themselves in recent times in Sri Lanka, and obviously enjoying powerful political and Police support. In the immediate aftermath of the killing of the British soldier, there a surge in support for the English Defence League. But as the knee-jerk reaction gave way to calmer reflection, that initial support for the EDL has now dwindled. There is something in the British political culture that, while being  tolerant of harmless mavericks and political dissenters, is hard on those who engage in hatred and violence. Where else would you find a political party by the name Raving Loony Party led by a man who calls himself Lord   Sutch, who has been contesting every election for decades, never failing to make his contribution to the Exchequer by way of forfeiting his election deposit. And where else would you find minorities and immigrants treated with the dignity and respect that they receive in Britain.

In Sri Lanka, people of all communities, racial and religious have been living together at peace with each other for hundreds of years. There have occasionally been conflicts but these were rarely allowed to get of hand. except when ambitious political figures seeking a quick route to power, meddled in these conflicts. This continues to this day. We need to give the appropriate answer to those who seek to destroy the peace, unity and tolerance that prevails among all communities in our country, particularly in the rural areas. Organisations such as Sri Lanka Unites from whose Newsletter we have quoted this week need to be encouraged and supported. So also individuals who strive for unity among all communities, and for mutual respect and understanding of each other need to be heard. Sri Lankans cannot remain trapped in isolationism imposed on her by self-seeking politicians. It is in that spirit that we began this week by a quote from Sri Lanka Unites, an organisation of young people, mainly students, that began during the “war” and which has grown to over 25000 active members covering all 25 districts and over a hundred schools and end with a quote from a respected religious dignitary, well known for his pluralism and liberalism.

A Messaqe on Vesak Day from a Christian Bishop

We reproduce in full the message issued by Bishop Duleep de Chickera, the former Anglican Bnshop of Colombo and issued on Vesak Day 2013

My Esteem for the Buddha

An open letter at Wesak to my Buddhist Sisters and Brothers

My good friend, the Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathana wrote a letter to Christians on his understanding of Christ at Christmas last year.  This has prompted me to reciprocate with this letter to you at Wesak.

A seekers vision.

I write in my personal capacity as a disciple of Christ, a student of Buddhism and one who perceives the universal wisdom and values in world religions as gifts for all and not just the adherents of a respective religion.

This is not an attempt to teach you what you know better than I; but an expression of my profound respect for the Buddha and the potential I see in the Dhamma for compassion, contentment and coexistence for all life. I know you will be patient with any shortcomings in my perception of Buddhism.

Compassion for all life

I have never ceased to be stirred by the Buddha’s compassion for all living beings; and not humans only. This all inclusive compassion makes sense, since compassion for humans only, if accompanied with disrespect for other forms of life upsets the balance in an interdependent life system. Consequently compassion for humans only, is short sighted and counter-productive; it inevitably induces chaos for all forms of life, including humans.

Within this wider framework however this teaching has a direct impact on critical human relations such as ethnic discrimination, inter-religious tensions, economic injustice, political intolerance and the collapse of ethical norms that we wrestle with today. Since compassion according to the Buddha is never selective and will not endorse divisive and oppressive systems, it is full of potential to transform these exclusive and destructive trends into a just and integrated system for all life.

Liberation from Tanha

From my early adult days I have found the Buddha’s analysis of the cycle of life in the four noble truths, most enlightening. His discernment of Tanha as the cause of suffering is a precise explanation of the human dilemma. The inordinate greed for power, dominance, wealth and material resources that motivate many, leads to aggression, suppression and suffering which eventually destroys all; the greedy, the content and Mother Earth.

The objective of life is consequently to overcome Tanha. This path ranges from the simple life style, which demonstrates contentment; to detachment, that state of selflessness which rises above the enticement of the market, the arsenal and a false sense of prestige and is undoubtedly a sign of true liberation.

The fullest manifestation of selfless detachment is demonstrated in total renunciation; the ability to point to the way by getting out of the way. This profound insight into self-emptying is an indispensible lens for personal and social evaluation which our leaders and people cannot afford to ignore.

The Wisdom of Ahimsa

That the Dhamma is received through self-realisation and bears fruit in Ahimsa, (transforming non-violence) safeguards personal privacy and prevents social aggression. Just as the Dhamma cannot be subject to force or manipulation to bring enlightenment, recipients of the Dhamma cannot indulge in these tendencies and to the contrary strive to overcome them. This, in my understanding, is how surrounding forms of life are respected and the Dhamma shared with dignity in ever widening circles.

This refreshing option to violence is undoubtedly one of the reasons that has made Buddhism a world religion. Consequently it is those who are the vehicles of this enlightened, non-violent and compassionate teaching who will continue to sustain and commend Buddhism today.

May the Dhamma of the Compassionate One, shed enlightenment and emancipate our beloved Sri Lanka from greed and violence.

With Peace and Blessings to all living beings.

Bishop Duleep de Chickera

Wesak 2013”

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    Well said . We hope Sinhalese people listen to it: today some of them make trouble not all of them but some: they are jolly riding over their win over LTTE. We hope that they have learned many lessons from history:

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      Thank you

      Not only Sinhala people, all living creatures including you make troubles when their possessions and likes are detached or going to be detached from them. Everybody excluding LTTE enjoys the freedom of absence of the LTTE as great SL war heroes with the backing of the Buddhism saved not only the 1.3 million of SL Tamils but also the entire world from the LTTE atrocities, Corruption, Dictatorship, human trafficking , drug smuggling and forced child labour into violent acts. Now with huge publicity given to hired bankrupted politicians and some of stupid so-called intellectuals, they are desperately trying hard to start a diplomatic war which also we are going to win easily as we have learned many lessons from the history and as we have done it many time in the great SL history.

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      Hopefully the Muslims and Hindus will listen too!!

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    Bishop Duleep Chakera,

    Well said, bit need to keep saying, because many touches are needed.

    Still, in England, many faiths, including Muslims came to condemn the killings.

    It is rather unfortunate, the many faiths, especially the Buddhists are silent on what has been happening over the past 6 months, with state sponsored or assisted criminal activities by the Norwegian sponsored and funded BBS.

    Now Buddhism is equated to Al Queda and Wahhabi terrorism. Read Burma, Sri Lanka, BBS, JHU, Sinhala Ravya.

    So we,need to learn from the British and have law and order and a single standard.

    1. Last week, the world was outraged by the brutal killing by religious extremists of an off-duty British soldier outside his barracks in south-east London.

    2. It was good to find Dr Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, Co-Chair of the Christian-Muslim Forum at a joint Press Conference, and together with leaders of all faiths groups condemn this ghastly murder.

    3. In Sri Lanka, the violation of basic human rights and the rule of law is part of ongoing history.

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      Bishop Duleep de Chikera,

      RE: Racial And Religious Hatred That Leads To Tragic Consequences

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythology

      The Core Problem is MYTHS, and Unproven Myths.

      Ever since human came out of East Africa, 70,000 years, for 67,000 years they were free from the current religious Myths.

      These were picked up over the past 3,000 years.

      So far, none of these myths, have been proven, independently and scientifically correct.

      Therefore, these Myths can go on for ever, or until the Myth holders change their Myth’s or go extinct, like the Dinosaurs.

      The core Myths in Sri Lanka and tghe current conflict can be traced back to the Monk Mahanama Myths.

      The main characters in myths are usually gods, supernatural heroes and humans.[5][6][7] As sacred stories, myths are often endorsed by rulers and priests and closely linked to religion or spirituality.[5] In the society in which it is told, a myth is usually regarded as a true account of the remote past.[5][6][8][9] In fact, many societies have two categories of traditional narrative, “true stories” or myths, and “false stories” or fables.[10] Creation myths generally take place in a primordial age, when the world had not yet achieved its current form,[5] and explain how the world gained its current form[2][11] and how customs, institutions and taboos were established.[5][11]

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    The victory of war
    The dawning of peace
    Cannot be achieved
    Unless hatred we cease

    The meeting of minds
    The joining of hearts
    Needs patience and wisdom
    So we must start

    Not by harsh words
    Nor by the sword
    Ill will and malice
    We cannot afford

    So thank the Lord
    For the blessing he sends
    And beat the swords
    Into ploughshares amend

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      The triumph of war
      The dawning of peace
      Cannot be achieved
      Unless hatred we cease

      The meeting of minds
      The joining of hearts
      Needs patience and wisdom
      The courage to start

      Not by harsh words
      Nor by the sword
      Ill will and malice
      We cannot afford

      So thank the Lord
      For the blessing he sends
      And beat the swords
      Into ploughshares, amen

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    Can you please publish the full poem written by Pawan Kalugala.What nice words to describe the conflict which is being rekindled in SL.

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      We all are Kings
      And all are Citizens
      Tri-Sinhalayas are Sons & Gals
      We all are are Papps
      And all are Momms
      But the bunch Tri-Sinhalaya is a garbled junk
      Tri-Sinhalaya is a garbled junk
      La La Laaaaaa…..

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    The beautiful poem and the Bishop’s letter encapsulate everything Sri Lanka needs at this critical point in her history. I hope these can be translated and published in Sinhala and Tamil as well.

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    Shanie
    Thank you. Thank you. ……..

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    ALSO READ THIS NEWS………

    MUSLIM WERE BANNED FROM VESAK STALLS.

    The chief incumbant of the Wattarama raja maha vihara ven.Wewala Samitha thero stated that stalls were not given to Muslim traders in the annual Vesak festival in Kegalle Wattarama temple.

    The incubant pointed out that the donor society gave its approval not to allow the Muslim traders to make sales in the event as usual wit regards to the current situation in the country and that because they are not allowing the Sinhala traders to make sales in their mosques.

    When asked whether such a decision is against the Buddhist philosophy, ven. Thero said that the donor society reserves the power to decide on the matter.

    However, he said that they were not influenced by the Bodu Bala Sena organization..

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      Dear Peacelover,

      This is called Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist Budda Dhamma.

      This is where the core problem lies.

      This is NOT the True Buddhism, that was taught by the Enlightened Lord Buddha.

      Want to know True Buddhism, visit

      http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/5minbud.htm

      To many, Buddhism goes beyond religion and is more of a philosophy or ‘way of life’. It is a philosophy because philosophy ‘means love of wisdom’ and the Buddhist path can be summed up as:

      (1) to lead a moral life,
      (2) to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and
      (3) to develop wisdom and understanding.

      What they practice in Sri Lanka is different versions of Racist Monk Mahanama Buddhism. If you call those Sri Lanka Buddhists, Buddhists, you are making an error. It is like calling the German Racist Nazis, Christians.

      We need to call, a spade, spade.
      We need to call a racist, racist.
      We need to call a discrimination, discrimination.

      So, I would call BBS, the so-called Budu Bala Sena, Mara Bala Sena, or Sinhala Nazis, even they they are commonly referred to as Sinhala Buddhist Racists or Nazis.

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    Dear Honourable Bishop Duleep De Chickera,

    I appreciate your comments.

    We are “as Sinhalese Sri Lankans” extremely tolerant non-violent ethnic group. That is why all the three communities living together in every corner of Sri Lanka. However, there are some minority groups and they are the people who want to carve out this small beautiful island nation into several parts based on their ethnicity or religion.

    We have allowed other communities and other faiths to get establish their faiths in Sri Lanka. They need to understand that fact and live without violating or destroying our Buddhist cultural heritage. That is what we want.

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    Dear Ajith Kumara: we salute war heroes: we all are happy that we got rid of them: but we do not want see another type of LTTE in Sri Lanka: Why do not you speak against aggression of BBS: injustice is injustice whether it comes from Tamil or Singhale or Muslim: justice should be uncondtional and universal: but see what happened In Sri Lanka when BBS attacked mosques and shrine what happened pocice and army all looking at them idel? Where is the law enforcement? Do not talk against to your self- conscience of your heart: be fair to all:

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    I kindly urge the writer to read “the religion of peace” website for an objective analysis of facts. It contains a valuable database of facts useful for any peace initiative.

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    This writer, Shanie simplify brutal killing of the British soldier by two Muslims with meat cleavers as an individual act by attributing it to their bad behaviour. He praises the condemnation by Dr Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra and others in all faiths group as if such statements would stop ‘Islam faith based’ slaying. In my opinion, neither the ghastly murders nor sectarian killings now going on the world over, ever seems to end at any time soon. Why?

    Tenets of each one of Abrahamic religions (Jews, Christian and Islam) clearly tell their followers that they alone are goodies. Each one of them are told as revealed by God that all others are badies and therefore will end up in eternal hell.

    Mark Twain wrote about the Bible God: “The sole solicitude of the God is with a few wandering and truculent nomads. He (God) worried and fretted over them in a peculiar and distractingly human way. One day he coaxed and petted them beyond their deserts. He sulked, he cursed, he raged, he grieved, according to his mood and the circumstances… when the furry was on him, he was blind to all reason – he not only slaughters the offenders, but even harmless little children and his cattle.” Now which traveller or scholar condemned Buddhist tenets in that manner? None.

    So, it is good to hear that ex-Bishop Duleep de Chickera’s wish; “May the Dhamma of the Compassionate One, shed enlightenment and emancipate our beloved Sri Lanka from greed and violence.” But that is not what he said about Buddhists during the war with LTTE. I was least surprised then because I knew what his ancestors did to Buddhists in Sri Lanka. What more say if I copy a bit of ‘Jubilee memorials of the Wesleyan Mission South of Ceylon 1814-1864’ published in Ceylon in 1864 that plainly spelled out their resolve. It said; “… were convinced that it was the intention of the missionaries to destroy Buddhism and place Christianity in its stead.” Let me write what eminent professor and a historian Tennakoon Wimalananda points out in his book; ‘Buddhism in Ceylon under the Christian powers’. It says that all colonial governments in Sri Lanka had promoted apostasy. With ample statistics, it shows how Christian education was uplifted with lavish subsides while Buddhist Pirivena monasteries were deprived of it. It also pointed out that the manner that evangelists coerce the British rulers to withdraw all subsidies due to Buddhist monasteries under submission agreement with the sole aim of ruining Sinhale culture.

    As for Islam, Muhammad has taken hate very much further than Jews and Christians through his tenet. Indeed, Koran goes so far as to say Jews and Christians are unbelievers and to compare them to vile animals and beasts. So much so, Muhammad asks Muslims to kill them. Koran (9:30), says; Allah himself fights against the unbelievers so and in (4:76) ask why should Muslims not fight in his cause rather than in the cause of evil. In (4:134), Muslims are to expect a reward in this life as well as the next. Like that, there are very many verses in the Koran that makes a believer, and particularly a pious Muslims who read such verses five times a day a paranoid assassin.

    I know, Christians haven’t abrogated or attributed nasty verses in their Bible to Satan but they have as we can see from Chickera’s wish that at least they have mellowed down since killing millions of Jews and Muslims through their infamous battles called Crusades, and witches and their own kind for hearsay through torture sentencing called inquisitions for over thousand years.

    It is very unlikely though Muslims will change their thinking pattern or attribute nasty verses in their Koran to Satan. Indeed, anyone who tried to do so will be issued with a fatwa like that Ayatollah rammed on Salmon Rushdie. Ahamdie sect founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has declared for his followers in the nineteenth century that “I have brought a commandment for you people; it is that henceforth ‘jihad by sword’ [armed jihad] is forbidden …. Now jihad for the sake of religion is prohibited.” And for that he was declared an apostate by the Wahhabi orthodoxy in Islam.
    Leela

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      What a cliche in your conandrum. Don’t you have the erection to bring about a fruitful argument?

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      Well said Leela.

      Please visit “the religion of peace” website to learn the truth and separate allegations from facts.

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      Leela Girl and the Different Shill Versions of Leela,

      Now and then, you come up with good history and a good argument, but still need revision.

      However, you are touching on the core problem, the ancient beliefs, and the unwillingness to change those ancient beliefs, which I call MYTHS.

      A small change in the Administration was made by Martin Luther with the reformation, and bypassing the Pope.

      Some, administrative reformations were tried by the Shia, and now there is Sunni and Shia.

      The MYTHS calls for NO revisions or CORRECTION OF ERRORS. Whatever ERRORS that went into the ORIGINAL First Edition, cannot be revised or updated by NEW FACTS or REASON. That is where THE CORE Problem lies.

      It is interesting that Akbar, the Great listened to All the Religions, and formed a New Religion, using the Good points of all the Religions, and Discarding the Bad points. Unfortunately, it was not Muslim Enough for the Muslim Mullahs, and wasn’t Hindu Enough for the Hindu Priests, and did not take root. However, the result was Sikkism, that combined both Hindu and Islamic thoughts.

      Examples:

      1. Salmon Rushdie- Satanic Verses, No Revision Allowed.
      2. Ahamadeia Ahamdie sect founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. No Revision Allowed.
      3. Copernicus- Solar Centric Universe- Galileo and Church interpretation, including Protestant Martin Luther, but scientific facts prevailed, and Christianity was forced to get out of Natural Philosophy or Science.
      4. Earlier, Islamic Philosophers had to give in to Revelation over Reason, as Revelation cannot be revised, whether Satanic or Not, and was one of the main causes of the downfall of Islamic Science, as the hegemony of the Mullahs prevailed.
      5. In Sri Lanka, the same thing happened with Racist Monk Mahanama Myths, from the 5th Century CE. However, he made it Worse, distorted Buddhism.

      Introduced Monk Mahanama Racist MYTHS.

      a) Sinhala Buddhist Island. Married Sinhala and Buddhism. The Natives and the people were Animist, Jain or Hindu. This is very similar to what Christianity did to the New World and Philippines.

      b) Grandfather of Vijaya was a Lion.

      c) Buddha was born in Lanka, Visited Lanka 10 time etc.

      However, it should be pointed out that Buddhism grew at the expenses of the earlier religions like Animist, Jain and Hindu, like Christianity and Islam. All are MYTH based religions.

      Is there any proof or sippurt for the MYTHS of Nirvana, Nibbana, Rewbirth, Sansara, Hell, Heaven, Limbo, Purgatory, etc.? No proof so far over the past 3,000 years. Nobody has reported back, with acceptable and validated proof.

      Even today, 470 years after Copernicus, you can look at Venus and see the phases.

      So, Religion is the opium of the masses, as said by Karl Marx.

      Give below, says what a MYTH is.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythology

      The Core Problem is MYTHS, and Unproven Myths.
      Ever since human came out of East Africa, 70,000 years, for 67,000 years they were free from the current religious Myths.
      These were picked up over the past 3,000 years.
      So far, none of these myths, have been proven, independently and scientifically correct.

      Therefore, these Myths can go on for ever, or until the Myth holders change their Myth’s or go extinct, like the Dinosaurs.

      The main characters in myths are usually gods, supernatural heroes and humans.[5][6][7] As sacred stories, myths are often endorsed by rulers and priests and closely linked to religion or spirituality.[5] In the society in which it is told, a myth is usually regarded as a true account of the remote past.[5][6][8][9] In fact, many societies have two categories of traditional narrative, “true stories” or myths, and “false stories” or fables.[10] Creation myths generally take place in a primordial age, when the world had not yet achieved its current form,[5] and explain how the world gained its current form[2][11] and how customs, institutions and taboos were established.[5][11]

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      Buddhists, like Leela, always justify violence in Buddhist countries hiding behind Islam and Muslims. They also try to show the world Buddhism preaches non-violence and Buddhist are practicing only non-violence! By this they fool themselves!

      The whole World is well aware of the fact that violence is justified in Buddhism. There are ample Sutras in Buddhist Holy text Nirvana Sutra which advocate violence. Buddha justifies killing of infidels! He also says killing an ant is a sin and killing a Brahmin is not a sin/ Bad Karmic! He said Killing an Animal is a sin but eating its flash is not! Killing is justified to defend Buddhism and Buddhists in Japan says killing an act of charity! Buddha said: How can one kill another person when…. all is emptiness and by this he advocates that if someone kill another, he does not kill anyone at all! One cannot kill emptiness nor destroy the wind! These are few examples for how Buddha preached violence. This is known to the world. but Leela is trying to hide this. He is a frog in the well.

      Buddhists are practicing violence from the days of Buddha, Ashoka converted Brahmins and Jains into Buddhism by force. Those who refused were killed! Those who insulted Buddha were put into burning fire! Ashoka destroyed Hindu and Jain Temples and some were converted as Buddhist Viharas. This was followed throughout the History of Buddhism. Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Tibet and Burma are Buddhist countries which were involved, are still involved in wars and conflicts which have killed over 100 million!

      Buddhist monks are involved in sexual abuses and corruption! Child abuse is a common occurrence among monks all over the world. In US and UK sexual abuses by monks are getting exposed Prostitution, Gambling, murders, sexual abuse of children, drugs, liquor which are prohibited in Buddhism are freely available in all Buddhist countries. Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Bhutan… are current examples for this.

      Some Buddhists like Leela are trying to hide all the above facts and fool others. It is people like him and the corrupted Buddhist monks are the main reason for the downfall of Buddhism. Another reason for the destruction of Buddhism is Brahmins. They took revenge from Buddhist by killing them and destroying Buddhist Viharas. Brahmins considered Buddha as just another Avatar of Vishnu who has countless number of such Avatars!

      Buddhism has become an out dated Philosophy now. Most of the Buddhists are Buddhists by name.

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        Dear DODU,

        I am taking the liberty to edit your Thoughts in UPPER CASE.

        “RACIST SINHALA Buddhists, BELIEVING IN MAHANAMA MYTHS like Leela, always justify violence in Buddhist countries hiding behind Islam and Muslims. They also try to show the world Buddhism preaches non-violence and Buddhist are practicing only non-violence! By this they TRY TO FOOL OTHERS AND fool themselves AS WELL!”

        “The whole World is well aware of the fact that violence is justified in Buddhism. There are ample Sutras in Buddhist Holy text Nirvana Sutra which advocate violence. “

        SOME SUPPORT IS GIVEN BELOW BY A BUDDHIST

        They are All part of Mara, i.e. Maraism.

        Burma has the Buddhist Maras.

        In Sri Lanka, BBS, JHU and Sinhala Ravaya ans their goons and politicians are all pat of Mara.

        Why are the other Monks keeping Silent?

        True for Mahiyana. True for Theraveda as well?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj8ROh7dyHE

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          AMARASIRI:

          buddhists are not Christians or Muslims. Read this.

          ” — More than 1,000 Muslims who fled Myanmar’s latest bout of sectarian violence huddled in a Buddhist monastery guarded by army soldiers as calm returned to this northeastern city, though burnt out buildings leveled by Buddhist rioters still smoldered.

          The army transported terrified Muslim families by the truckload out of a neighborhood in Lashio where overturned cars and motorcycles that had been charred a day earlier left black scars on the red earth. “

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    Leela baby , watch peace TV and listen for one week before comments

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      I got tired of watching Dr Shakir Naik interpreting the same old verses every day with same old words while ducking all that marauding acts by Muhammad and his spitting of many a venomous verse in the Koran.

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      I got tired of watching Dr Shakir Naik interpreting the same old verses every day with same old words while ducking all that marauding acts by Muhammad and his spitting of many a venomous verse in the Koran.

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    Racial And Religious Hatred That Leads To Tragic Consequences….
    Yes…. Duleep. Did you not know that the Anglican Church too played a big part in assisting the Sun Goat to wage war to divide sri lanka.

    Then refer to the Master MIND OF BIN LADEN INHUMAN MURDER.. hE WAS NONE OTHER THAN A PROFESSOR OF pHYSICS AT ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, SHIVALINGAN SIVANADAN.
    ALL NIGHT VISION AND OTHER RELATED EQUIPMENT WAS PREPARED BY THIS FORMER HINDU COLLEGE AND CHAVAKACHCHERI RESIDENT.

    TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES…………

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    Before we talk about “peace” and “tolerance”, I would like to know in which Muslim-majority nation (with the exception of Shiite Iran) can Jews build a synagogue. Let me give an example concerning Libya, following the so-called “Arab Spring.”

    David Gerbi, a Jew whose family fled Libya more than four decades ago, visited Tripoli’s old Jewish synagogue on Monday with big plans. He went to pray and to clean up garbage from a building long empty, though still grand with its soaring arches and butter-colored walls.

    But two days into his effort, it came to an abrupt end.

    “The building is not safe. The area is not safe. There are a lot of people armed. We don’t know what happens. So the best thing for him is to leave,” said Hadi Belazi, one of many people in a crowd that gathered outside the synagogue in the city’s old Jewish Quarter.

    The atmosphere was tense, and Belzai’s son Haitham agreed with his father.

    “It’s not the right time for this,” he said. “It’s a very sensitive matter. We appreciate having different religions in our country. We want that. But not at this time.”

    http://www.npr.org/2011/10/03/141014576/hostile-crowd-forces-libyan-jew-out-of-synagogue

    Look at the last paragraph. If the Sinhalese or British or French said something like that, the Muslims would start rioting. Navi Pillai and her UN friends would call conferences in Geneva. But, when Muslims show intolerance in their own countries, forget “human rights”. All you get is total silence.

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      If you are so concern about Jews, now there are some Jews in Sri Lanka. Why don’t you give them a room in your house to have them a synagogue or inKandy or Anurathepura!

      You idiot! Don’t you read in your sites about what Jews are doing to Muslims?

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    where was Shanie when Crusade wars and Islamic conquests were happening.

    where was shanie when Yugoslovia became a pool of blood.

    what shanie is doing when Syria is engaged in the sectaian – war because west wants to install democracy ?

    When did buddhist kill in the name of buddhism ?

    Sinhala buddhists are a civilization.

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      THE GREAT INVENTION YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IS AMUDE!
      The great CULTURE you are talking about is BROTHERS KEEPING ONE WIFE ( EKA GEYE KEMA)!
      TTHE GREAT CIVILIZATION YOU ARE TAKING ABOUT IS CLIMBING COCONUT TREES!
      THE GREAT PUNISH,ENT FOR A CRIME YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IS DS!
      The great philosophy you are talking about is EAT BUT NOT KILL AND THE MAN-> MONKEY-> DONKEY-> JUNKY ….. CIRCLE,

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    What a civilisation is it? Bowing down to mud, clay and stone? What is the to be a civilisation? What civilizartion are you talking about? Veddahs one ? Look at civilizartion has been in Spain during Muslim rule? Still people visit al-Hamrah mosque in Spain? Look 800 years Muslim rule? From Spain Eurpeaon renaissance starts? What did singhalese civilizartion gave to world : how to drink alcohol? And not to eat meat? Buddhism is not a civilizartion rather it tell to renounce world to attain happiness? It is mere mysticism of some sort?
    You could see list of Buddhist countries that have had wars in recent times:

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      The so called great great civilization haven’t created a word for the basic element ‘water’ enough to be called water, but a moderated English word “Watura”. The there was a word ‘Moya’ went to the oblivion after the English invasion of the water. If you ask Leela what was water named in ‘Sangahala’ invariably he will point to something sinister happened to the word in Balangoda age.

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    It is due to science and not due to religion that the world is what it is today.

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      Re-legion of Mankind (the congregational thought) first taught Man the theories of nature of the sciences and the law of existence. Like other Sages, Buddha (forget about the interpolated suffix ‘ism’)was one of the men who persevered mankind to understand his own kind to care with an intent to coexist with simple formulations to give and take, to help and to be kind, know the natural habitat and live with the fundamentals of life, love, humaneness etc., which are not at all taught in the ethics of the doctored sciences of the elite which prevail now. Theories are but ifs and ifs are but that doesn’t prove to be a Science, still not, until proved with a benefit of doubt.

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    1/. ” Re-legion of Mankind (the congregational thought) first taught Man the theories of nature of the sciences and the law of existence.” and

    2/ “….to give and take, to help and to be kind, know the natural habitat and live with the fundamentals of life, love, humaneness etc., which are not at all taught in the ethics of the doctored sciences”

    Common sense and the law does the same thing. Kindness etc.. are evolutionary adaptations

    Religion deals with Belief without proof. Science deals with belief with proof

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